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my dog posh passed away today suddenly today while playing outside her death has hit my family hard even though we knew it would happen soon she had a bad heart the loss of her has effected everyone but it affected my mom and sister the most to them she was their PRINCESS

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I'm sorry for your loss.

The pain is bitter but short-lived; but the memories are sweet and last as long as you live.

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My condolences.


Losing a family pet is difficult. My family went through it years ago. I've had a dear friend lose two of her canine children over past the few years. They're not just pets, but family.

As long as you remember the joy & love they brought you through memories, they're not really gone.

A family friend shared this with me when my family lost our beloved pet. Over the years, I posted/shared this with others as well.



Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.

wave man TDY staff
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Sorry to hear this, Danny. A dog becomes a family member, and they're the source of some of the best moments we have. They also lay us low, when their time comes. No way thru this but time, and tho it hurts so bad, we are left with so many good memories.

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Dogs In Heaven?

An old man and his dog were walking down this dirt road with fences on both sides, they came to a gate in the fence and looked in, it was nice grassy, woody areas, just what a 'huntin' dog and man would like, but, it had a sign saying 'no trespassing' so they walked on. They came to a beautiful gate with a person in white robes standing there. "Welcome to Heaven" he said. The old man was happy and started in with his dog following him. The gatekeeper stopped him. "Dogs aren't allowed, I'm sorry but he can't come with you."

"What kind of Heaven won't allow dogs? If he can't come in, then I will stay out with him. He's been my faithful companion all his life, I can't desert him now."

"Suit yourself, but I have to warn you, the Devil's on this road and he'll try to sweet talk you into his area, he'll promise you anything, but the dog can't go there either. If you won't leave the dog, you'll spend Eternity on this road."

So the old man and dog went on. They came to a rundown fence with a gap in it, no gate, just a hole. Another old man was inside. "S'cuse me Sir, my dog and I are getting mighty tired, mind if we come in and sit in the shade for awhile?"

"Of course, there's some cold water under that tree over there. Make yourselves comfortable"

"You're sure my dog can come in? The man down the road said dogs weren't allowed anywhere."

"Would you come in if you had to leave the dog?"

"No sir, that's why I didn't go to Heaven, he said the dog couldn't come in.
We'll be spending Eternity on this road, and a glass of cold water and some shade would be mighty fine right about now. But, I won't come in if my buddy here can't come too, and that's final."

The man smiled a big smile and said "Welcome to Heaven."

"You mean this is Heaven? Dogs ARE allowed? How come that fellow down the road said they weren't?"

"That was the Devil and he gets all the people who are willing to give up a life long companion for a comfortable place to stay. They soon find out their mistake, but then it's too late. The dogs come here, the fickle people stay there. GOD wouldn't allow dogs to be banned from Heaven. After all, HE created them to be man's companions in life, why would he separate them in death?"

ever wearing flipflops
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Sorry to hear you and your family's loss Danny.

A close friend of mine says that dogs are put on earth to help us through the tough times, and to help us to celebrate the good times. That they are more than just animals, and are more than just pets. They are faithful companions, and a gift from God to help us in life.

No doubt you and your family were likewise faithful companions to Posh and helped her to have a good and loving life.

Sorry to hear that, I feel for you. It is a painful thing to go through especially if you have that special bond. I'd been there. I still don't understand why dogs live such a short life.
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